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Grateful Dead Live at Calaveras Co. Fairgrounds on 1987-08-22


Topics Live concert


Touch Of Gray, Little Red Rooster, Tons Of Steel, Friend Of The Devil, My Brother Esau, Tennessee Jed, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song, Good Morning Little School Girl*-> Midnight Hour* Hell In A Bucket, When Push Comes To Shove, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Throwing Stones-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Calaveras Co. Fairgrounds
Location Angel's Camp, CA

Source SBD> Master PCM> DAT> CDR> EAC> <a href= "http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=4232">first shn</a> by Tony Gardner> misc flaw fixes by Steve Barbella (see info file)> reshn (nonseeking)

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updated source: SBD> Master PCM> DAT> CDR> EAC> first shn by Tony Gardner> misc flaw fixes by Steve Barbella (see info file)> reshn (nonseeking)

Reviews

Reviewer: joerut - - September 19, 2014
Subject: Looooooomcevaaaaaaaak!!!
Anyone remember the air show announcer screaming "loooommmmmcevaaaaaaak" (the name of the "falling out of the sky" stunt plane move) every time the stunt planes went crazy? 4 stars just cuz it was my first show. David Lindley was amazing as opener (my first time seeing hm too). Santana jamming with the dead. What fun. Skydivers with steal-your-face banners over stage during box of rain. whew.
Reviewer: ogrjmj - - October 28, 2012
Subject: great shows
los always made jerry turn it up a notch.was high on lots of x,slam dancing up front left,and had a great time. schoolgirl and watchtower also were amazing, and check out the blues for salvador show in oakland where jerry payed with los,tower of power boz scaggs,etc,,, one of the better shows ive seen out of about 400.
Reviewer: moropeza - - January 9, 2009
Subject: 1st show
I was 10 years old, and I still thank my parents for taking me.
Reviewer: itsbob - - May 17, 2008
Subject: One of the best shows I ever worked
Working for BGP for many years, I have seen a lot of memorable shows, that was one of the best weeks of my life. Beautiful venue, beautiful weather, beautiful people... sure do miss those days.
Reviewer: Burnt Rich - - August 22, 2007
Subject: How many times must one man.........?????
Get lost J-Boy. Your territorial pissings are just too much. How many shows can you just not leave alone. Quit self-referencing yourself into so many of OUR experiences, you mindless lil' twit!!! Your self appointed "duty" as the Gene Sikel of Archive.org is so tiring and god-awful boring---SOOO
redundant, bro. You, as I would only know by your endless reviews, J-boy, suffer from migraines... can
you not empathize w/ the headaches your reviews cause so many on this site?? Consider, Mr. Jones.
Reviewer: Gr8ful Dave - - February 3, 2006
Subject: Wave that Flag
Carlos.... ahhhhhh. My dream come true: my fav musician playing with my favorite band.

Does anyone remember the skydivers before the Dead came onstage? The last diver unfurled a Stealie flag as he was coming down and landed behind the stage. WHat a great day. I only wish i had been able to stay for the show the next day.

Schoolgirl had not been played in 17 yrs, and Carlos and the boyz tore it up!

Could you actually say that Santana 'warmed up?' Well, where there is smoke there is fire...

I miss all those days!
Reviewer: jboyaquar - - August 5, 2005
Subject: Pick and Choose Carefully
1st Set: We're staring out feeling a little "Touch-y." Jerry's sounding a tad weak, but the boys make up for his timidity. "Rooster" has some muscle to it, though Bobby's slide solo is veering on atrocious. After 90 seconds of silence, Brent calls off a "Tons." It's a pretty good concotion with a keenly designed end. "FOTD" slides down very nicely. "Esau's kinda preventing the party from moving forward, but it's a two-night stand, so it's understandable. "Tennessee" is plucky. "Masterpiece" is decent, but now the twitchy unease from the mellowness of the 1st set is creeping in. Oy...and we follow with "Bird." It's well attempted, but besides some revelations during the 5's...this can be skipped. "We've been friends with Carlos Santana for a long time...and just to prove it, we're going to invite himout to see if he remembers this town, or even if we remember it. Alrighty, bobb! :) Wowsers, when the last time "Good Morning's" been played? Bobby registers some decent baritone lines, but where's my harmonica? Thank goodness for a differing 'Carlos' spice. Jerry returns the eagerness on a brisk "Midnight" that's bluesy intent runs contrary to the band's friendly, intensity toned down idea.

2nd Set: "Hell" is a good choice. A statement of potency after the sadly predictable sounding last couple...where's the raw? OK version, but lots shine more. Oy, why the heckers are we sticking to the "Push" routine? Totally move on. Thank goodness we're moving into "Prophet(ic)" territory. We need more auditiory Drumming and stronger leads, but the B's are up to the task. "Eyes" opening is like a sagging call to arms for the social conscious movement. Vocally, Jerry is out of it which always make for intrguing soloing. "Drums" place me deep within myself for a few. "Space" diverts but does not distinct; "OO" finds the band and Jerry attempting differing rhythms that somewhat conflict. "GDTRFB" slyly sneaks up; Jerry's poignant but wizened voice matches the tone nicely. They're all on the same page which allows the tepidity to overachieve. About 10 seconds of awkward segue action, and we end up "Throwin" some fine minor league specimen. 1st night is Not made for 'NFA' so we're veering towards "Lovelight" land. It's got a appealingly light skiffle beat.

We're encoring with your standardly sweetly tinged "US Blues."

Better than the ski resort, and more interesting than Arizona... 3 stars
Reviewer: juggler bill - - July 28, 2005
Subject: One crazy show!
Well...I was there, I knew a certain lady who was going to be there. She's now my wife of seventeen years!
Oh the show? Hmm... as I recall there was a rippin' air show before any music. My recollection was one of a hot,hot day, coupled with some hot smokin' music, but then of course...I was in love, sharing the show with my new sweetie!
Four stars for the show
Five stars for my wife!
*****
Reviewer: lobster12 - - April 4, 2005
Subject: first set
look at that first set. Top notch, and the second set solid as well. band starting to gain steam heading for the east coast!
Reviewer: FlowFeel - - March 1, 2005
Subject: Hot Stuff
Dead and Carlos - nice. Sound is low, but content is high!
Reviewer: andy b - - January 27, 2005
Subject: great show !
i love this show. Santana plays great and the whole last set is crazy jammed out.
Reviewer: stealthhippy - - December 21, 2004
Subject: a shame..........
great venue, good sound,good setlist..but very little energy....when santana joins for schoolgil & midnight hour..it really picks up and smokes..but the second set has no momentum,,and i would only recommend this for the few santana/dead dueling guitars...3 stars..good sound, fair show.
Reviewer: glenn - - September 23, 2004
Subject: The Santana set
This show is definitely sweet, especially the Santana section, but I'd really like to get my hands on the Santan Set that opened for the Dead... that was STELLAR!

If you have it, email drglenn'AT'dr.com
Reviewer: flashbackmagic - - August 7, 2004
Subject: carlos+jerry =smiles
I have to say that the show seemed kind of dull, Until Carlos joined them on stage. Just seemed kind of soft, still pleasant to listen to. The energy definately picked up after Carlos.

Schoolgirl was decent, but man did that Midnight Hour sizzle. IMHO, worth a download, but only for hte Midnight Hour. Always nice addng in another accomplished musician to feed off of!
Reviewer: Teaklee - - July 13, 2004
Subject: A great guest
Overall a nice high energy show, however check out Carlos Santana's input during this show and the next night. My favorite is the Midnight Hour. When you listen to it make sure you turn up the volume!!! Santana ripps a nice little solo that inspires Jerry when it's his turn. If that doesn't get your toes tappin nothing will.
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